Edit a video clip

You can trim (cut) a video clip. You could, for example, cut a clip at the point you want the movie to end. Trimming a video clip doesn’t delete footage, it just divides the footage into two clips.

To trim a video clip:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Double-click the video clip.

    • Select the video clip, and then press the Space bar.

  2. Play the movie until you reach the point at which you want to insert a cut.

    You can drag the slider at the bottom of the movie controls panel (shown below) to go to a specific point in the movie.

  3. Choose Trim from the Action pop-up menu.

    Screenshot of the video controls, with the Action (gear) menu highlighted

    To cancel the cut, choose Reset Trim from the Action pop-up menu.